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CenTxRT last won the day on July 20 2016

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About CenTxRT

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  • Birthday 08/06/1960

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  1. Only body damage, no frame or mechanical damage. It broke one of the tie down straps in the back. The D ring pulled out of the floor on the other one.
  2. Well, now for the good news: He has insurance. But the tow yard they took the trailer to is owned by the greediest bastard I've ever seen! The insurance Co. called him Tuesday after the accident to see if he would write the trailer estimate and he flat refused. So I got MY insurance company on the case and they called him to tell him they were sending someone to come move the trailer to a place that would do the estimate. As soon as they told him that he changed his tune and offered to do the estimate, but not before it sat there a few more days collecting storage fees. I borrowed a flatbed to drive the 180 miles from my house to Ennis to get the car and strip the trailer of anything that could still be used. All I had to get the car out onto the flatbed was a come a long. He saw what was going on and offered to have his guy pull it out and put it on the flatbed, which took 10 minutes. When I thanked him for doing that, he told me he would add the charge for that to the bill! ...and the insurance co. STILL hasn't seen an estimate from him, all the while he collects storage fees. Frankly I'm amazed that the only front end damage seems to be a small hole in the plastic of the grille.
  3. did I understand this Demonology guy right that he considers .1something a good pro tree RT?
  4. Coming home from a good day of TNT, some guy rear ended me going about 50mph. He wiped out the back of the trailer and pushed the drag car all the way to the front. Trailer was insured, race car is considered personal property if I file on his insurance. This all happened 180 miles from home and that's where trailer and car are at. It's been sitting at a truck and trailer repair/towing yard for a week now. My insurance says they have nobody in the area that can assess damage on a trailer! His insurance is dragging their feet, don't want to do anything. Repair yard can do both estimates, but doesn't want to, too much of a bother. He'd rather let it sit there and collect storage fee, easy money. The max insurance will pay out for car and trailer is $25,000. What a nightmare! And I thought racing was supposed to be the dangerous part!
  5. Has anyone tried this? I will be converting my carbureted race car to EFI and the EFI needs its own temp sender, so I need a 2nd place for a sending unit for the water gauge in the car. I wonder if those block plugs are 1/8" NPT?? There aren't any plugged ports anywhere on the heads are there?
  6. 5.7 hemi, just rebuilt, made maybe 4 passes down the track, then no oil pressure! As soon as I noticed this I shut it down and took it home! 1. replaced oil pressure sender. Didn't help. 2. I have a remote oil filter, so I unhooked the 2 lines coming out of the motor and had someone crank the motor for about 3 seconds. No oil came out of the lines. 3. Added 2 quarts and tried again. Same result. My conclusion is either the oil pickup has somehow come loose from the oil pump or the pump has gone bad. I would like to avoid pulling the motor out of the car to fix this. Can I change the oil pump without dropping the pan? Can I do it by dropping the pan just a little?
  7. Currently running 28 degrees of total timing on an MSD 6-Hemi ignition box.
  8. My 5.7 based 414 stroker bracker racing engine has been rebuilt. (12.5:1 750 hp NA built originally for me by BES Racing Engines) Used to pull 1.40 60ft footbraking off idle. Before the rebuild, I had started to experience an extreme bog at the bottom end. It would leave the line very slowly and suddenly gain power around 3500-4000 rpm. The motor has been rebuilt, the builder said the cam/lifters/cam bearings were fine and reused them. New pistons and bearings and a valve/porting job basically. I have the same low end bog that I had before. I've tried new fuel pump/filters carb rebuilt (Pro Systems carb rebuilt by them), changed out ignition box, cam sensor, crank sensor, coils, valve springs. I've jetted up/down on the carb with not much change. It starts right up, idles ok after it warms up (Dominator carb) but no bottom end. I'm pulling my hair out trying to chase this gremlin!
  9. Hey you old Codger, whatcha been up to?

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    2. Hemi57


      Probably not as I have a Marine Corps supper to work at.

    3. CenTxRT


      We'll run into each other eventually. have fun!


    4. Hemi57


      Yup... I swapped out the black Hellcat rims and install Chrome Demon reps.



  10. It was nice to meet you at the Texas Mortorplex yesterday.  I'm sorry I didn't have more time to visit with you.  I retrospect I should have visited with you instead of getting ready for the race, lol!  I caught that Ramcharger guy so early I was pedaling like crazy to stay barely ahead of him and somehow I let him have the strip at the end.  I'm sure you're not impressed with my racing skills and i don't blame you.

    Other than that I hope you had a good time!

  11. What did it do to your 60'?
  12. You have too much HP for that wheel/tire combo. Need to experiment with slicks, at least 10.5" wide tires.
  13. Are you shifting manually or letting the car do it? Lower your shift point until you hit your number. Then keep an eye on the weather and adjust accordingly. Cut a good light and give it a rip or 2 before the stripe if you are way ahead to keep from breaking out.
  14. Does anyone have experience with any of the high energy coil packs that are available? Most of them say that they allow you to gap your plugs much wider. I'm wondering what that will do to low end response. I should also say that this is for a racing only application, so I'm not interested in fuel economy gains or smoother idle or any of that stuff.
  15. Who has one? Did it work ok for you? I ordered one and I didn't realize it was plastic until I opened it. I sent it back. Not worth $99. I just folded up pieces of cardboard and slipped them between the rocker arm and the valve to keep pressure on the pushrods until I could gradually tighten the rocker shaft down. Removed cardboard one at a time when the rocker arm was close enough to keep the pushrod in place. Did a compression test on each cylinder just to make sure before I buttoned it up.